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ZTE announces pretty low-end Blade L3 phone for the budget shopper

ByinAnnouncements | January 30, 2015

ZTEOnly a couple of days ago ZTE unveiled the Blade S6 and now another member of the Blade family went official. The Chinese company just announced a pretty low-end Blade L3 phone for the budget shopper. And guess what? The ZTE Blade L3, just like its more advanced sibling, also will ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.

ZTE Blade L3 vs. ZTE Blade S6

ZTE Blade L3Design-wise, the ZTE Blade L3 is very similar to the ZTE Blade S6. Even screens of both phones measure exactly the same, that is 5 inches. Instead of HD resolution of the S6, however, the L3 offers qHD (540×960) resolution. Obviously, pixel count is not the only difference – the rest of L3 hardware is also decidedly more modest. The Blade L3 is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6582M CPU clocked at 1.3 GHz which may not be the weakest processor on the market but it’s not the octa-core Snapdragon 615 found in the S6.

To keep price in check, ZTE slashed RAM in half and instead of 2GB used just 1GB. The phone comes with 8GB of built-in memory and there is no word on microSD slot for storage expansion. However, let’s not assume the worst for now – maybe ZTE just forgot to mention this tiny detail. The ZTE Blade L3 is also equipped with an 8-megapixl rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter, again a significant step-down from the S6 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors, and has a 2,000 mAh battery.

The ZTE Blade L3 is a budget offering beyond any doubt and as such it certainly won’t be expensive. However, if you were to ask us how much you should be prepared to pay for the phone, we couldn’t give you the answer, since ZTE didn’t reveal pricing yet. The company also didn’t shed any light on expected launch date and whether the device will arrive to markets other than China. As always, we will keep our eyes open and as soon as ZTE makes these details public, we will let you know.

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